Aristagoras- Αρισταγόρας ο Μιλήσιος


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Leader of the Greek city-state of Miletus around 500 B.C.E. While trying to capture the neighboring city of Naxos, Artistagoras asked Artaphernes, the Persian satrap of Lydia, for troops and assistance promising to pay him back handsomely. After his siege of Naxos failed, Aristagoras knew he would have to face the wrath of Persia, and instigated the other Ionian cities to revolt Persian rule in 499 B.C.E.